If you're familiar with Flo Rida, you're probably familiar with his friend and colleague, hip hop artist J. Dash. Also from Florida, this artist has recently made a huge splash in the music world with his top-of-the-charts single, "WOP." The single comes off his debut album, Tabloid Truth, and has reached the Top 100 on the Billboard charts. The album is sold exclusively through Wal-Mart. J. Dash chats with us about his past musical experience, his new album, and the lovely ladies of his life.
You are a piano prodigy who records hip hop music. Will we hear you playing piano in any of your tracks?
Receipts: the little piece of paper you get when you complete a transaction. Not much to it, right? We often toss them in the trash and think nothing of it. Well, next time you buy something you may want to look again. You may discover a hidden gem...
This person was definitely banking on self-checkout.
Pesky kids these days...
Ah, Thanksgiving. The time of year where families reunite, turkeys are consumed in copius amounts, gluttony ensues... and fellow Americans pepper spray each other to get a moderate discount on an Xbox 360. Well, at least this year. One can always rely on national holidays to ring in interesting headlines. So, in case you were in a tryptophan-induced coma for the past 4 days, here's a roundup of what happened in the interim:
Last year’s ‘My World’ fragrance marked the beginning of Justin Bieber’s newest business endeavor: fragrance! Next month, the pop star’s second fragrance, ‘Someday,’ is set to hit stores. ‘Someday’ combines a mix of fruity scents like mandarin, pear, and wild berries with jasmine and creamy vanilla.
The small bottle is topped off with a red, heart-shaped flower, which reminds us of Marc Jacob’s equally gorgeous fragrance, ‘Lola,’ recognized by its similarly carved plastic top. The bottle is also includes a crystal lock and key from Justin, "so fans can carry his heart around with them wherever they go."
"They don't want me chilling on the couch with my phoenix !!!" Kanye's been recently tweeting his last album cover, complaining it had been banned in the USA. The Mc is just about to finish his Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and already creates a scandal. That is what I call free advertising.
What does the art cover look like ? We have here a black male with a quite scary smile discovering the pleasures of pilates with a white chick he calls his "phoenix". And he is probably not drinking tea.
A nail polish collection? Really? Honestly? Justin Bieber is launching his own nail polish collection with the no surprise name of 'One Less Lonely Girl.' Dude, what are you doing?
The glittery nail polish, yes, glittery, will be done by the brand Nicole (OPI). The first six shades will come out in Walmart during the holiday season (shocker) and eight more in January. Target, Sears and Ulta will begin to carry the collection in February.
Bieber you are officially in the 'Your 15 Minutes Are Up' category. Just keep growing those locks and do what you do on stage. Instead of 'One Less Lonely Girl' we all might start to want one less Bieber Fever.
It’s a great feeling when we can wear what celebrities make, but sometimes, it may be out of our reach. For the younger age groups who love to be fashionable, they can now do it at a reasonable price. Thank you celebrities for feeling our pain of monthly bills!
Lauren Conrad of the Hills has come out with her clothing line, LC Lauren Conrad that is available at Kohl’s. There are still a few pieces that we can snatch up for our age and rock them for a night out.
Brian Atwood To Leave Bally: In a world where the economy sucks and designers are acting more like celebrities than people who want hold onto their jobs, we get the news of Atwood's departure from Bally. Rumors were put to rest once Atwood showed his last bevy with Bally for Fall 2010. He says he plans to focus on his own label (or was he just asked to leave after the company's investor's major financial stir up?) We say: Good luck with that!
The Vicky Girls Heat Up: Initially, you'd just assumed that Victoria Secret models are girls who can't quite fit a size 0, but instead fit a size 2 and can fill out a bra. But then they let Chanel Iman walk. Milan began a trend by inviting VS models to walk in Prada, and now it's rumored there are more to walk in Giles Deacon today. Is this a new "curvy girl" sensation? Because pasting plus-size girls in mags like, oh I don't know, V Mag, wasn't at the least bit sensational.
I have always wondered what retailers do with their unsold clothes and shoes. Are they donated? Is there a fashion heaven (I wish)? Well, recently The New York Times reported that stores such as H&M and Walmart throw out the unused clothing that people don't buy! What!?! But wait, there is more! Not only do they throw out perfectly good clothes and shoes, but they cut holes in them with machines. The insoles of shoes are cut out so they can't be worn. The sleeves of jackets are cut off, and each jacket gets slashed across the body. All this trouble just to ensure that unsold merchandise can't be worn or resold. Walmart even hires contractors to dump their destroyed clothes in a space on 35th Street. There are people all over New York that are freezing, and these two mega-stores decide against donating unused goods and would rather destroy them.
''If you think about bands that are struggling or smaller than Green Day ... to think that to get your record out in places like that, but they won't carry it because of the content and you have to censor yourself. I 'mean, what does that say to a young kid who's trying to speak his mind making a record for the first time? It's like a game that you have to play. You have to refuse to play it.” -Billy Armstrong, Green Day
And refuse they did. Wal-mart, retail outlet superstore, has had a longstanding policy in which they do not carry music that comes with a parental advisory, forcing musicians who otherwise have potty-mouths to rerecord their work to be more “kid friendly”. Artists such as Eminem have had to go back into the lab to recreate a ‘clean’ version to be sold in their chain of stores across the country.